The aim of the joint EASA/SMA conference in Tarragona, Spain is for these two networks to meet, but also to engage colleagues from areas of the world where professional medical anthropology networks and societies are not well formed, especially in Africa, South America, Asia, and the Pacific. We have been awarded funds from the Wenner-Gren Foundation to facilitate participation in the conference by a more geographically diverse population of medical anthropological researchers. We invite you to register and participate in the Tarragona conference, and encourage you to apply as needed for the Global Network Travel Award.

The Global Network Travel Award is a competitive, need-based award to facilitate attendance and participation in the EASA/SMA Joint Conference in Tarragona, Spain (June 2013). Ideal candidates will come from developing contexts and/or parts of the world where a professional network or society of medical anthropologists has not yet formed or is only minimally developed. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Scientific Committee. Awardees may be invited to take leadership roles within the conference proceedings.

Application Procedure

To apply, please send a one-page description of need, and your proposed paper/poster/video (Word or PDF format, if possible) to Professor Cartwright’s email no later than March 1, 2013. Award recipients will be notified by April 1, 2013. Award funds must be used to subsidize travel, conference fees and accommodations. The Conference will be held in English, however, every effort will be made to facilitate translation through volunteer student translators and multi-lingual signage.

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